George Washington Papers

General Orders, 25 September 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Orangetown Monday September 25th 1780

Parole De Kalb Countersigns Porterfield, Williams.
Watchword, Glory.

[Officers] For the day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Clinton[,] Colonel M. Jackson[,] Lieutenant Colonel Littlefield[,] Major Morril[,]1 Brigade Major Moore

Twenty five waggoners to be drafted from the Line to Parade at Guard mounting tomorrow—the second brigade of Connecticut gives three the others two each.

Major Rosekrans is appointed brigade major of the day Vice Major Moore ordered on Command.

Evening Orders eleven ô clock

The Pennsylvania division to march immediately the rest of the Army to be put in perfect readiness to move on the shortest Notice.2

Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene issued the general orders for this date (see The Hartford Conference, 20–22 Sept., editorial note).

1Amos Morrill (c.1742–1810) served as a New Hampshire militia lieutenant in 1775, became captain in the 5th Continental Regiment in 1776, and joined the 1st New Hampshire Regiment that November. Promoted to major in the 2d New Hampshire Regiment in March 1780, Morrill served until the end of the war.

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